March - Jan Patek - Quilts as Refrigerator Art

The meeting was opened by our President Carol Crouse.

There were reports from various officers, committee heads, fun chair, and the representative to the quilt festival. More information about the festival can be found on the website. We still need some more people to white glove for the Preview night. See the newsletter for more information and for forms needed for the various quilt entries.

Of course there was show and tell. Below is a few pictures, but see our Facebook page for all of them.

Our speaker was Jan Patek. She shared her delightful anecdotes about becoming a quilt pattern designer. She showed early quilts and described designing patterns as a way to pay for fabric. By the end of the presentation she was telling us about designing fabrics for Moda, receiving 5 yards of each fabric, and now having more fabric than she can use. I was especially interested in all the purples she now designs for Moda. Here are pictures of some of the quilt s she presented.

Thanks to our great quilt holders: Doris Carr, Rosemary Garten, Carol Marcks and BJ Krueger.

February 2019 - From Humble Beginnings

Our meeting started with Announcements by President Carol Crouse.

  • There is an elevator present in the room. If you need to use it, contact Carol Russell (cell number in directory) who usually arrives by 8:30 and she will meet you upstairs with the elevator. Access is from the front of the church where there are no steps.

  • There is a new retreat center in Ozark, MO that will hold about 7 guests. It is 20 miles from Springfield. More information in the minutes and on the bulletin board.

  • Annoucements about the Quilt Festival - our quilt show for this year. More information is on the website: https://kcrqf.com

    • Our guild is responsible for Preview night. Volunteers needed.

    • A lot of items will be for sale at the next two Guild meetings. Here’s the order form. See Gretchen.

    • Small quilts are still needed and should be turned in by the end of March.

    • If you are entering a judged quilt, the entry form is different from the guild entries. See directions on the main Festival website https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/judgedquiltshow/ Carol said the first 100 quilts entered will be accepted March 1 thru April 15th.

    • If you are donating a small quilt for the silent auction, the form is here.

  • Sarah Rathjen is taking responsibility for the guild quilts that will be hung. Sarah needs two photos, measurements and a form for each entry due March 15th. “Rules” for entries can be found here.

  • Sarah also reported that the Nominating Committee was looking for multiple volunteers.

Of course there was show and tell - see all the pictures on our Facebook page, but here are a few teasers:

Our Speaker was Kathy Delaney. She showed quilts that she has made and told us about her journey in quilting from her humble beginning to present day.

After the meeting there was a sale of unfinished quilt tops made by Bonnie Rosen. These were donated to the guild by her family. What a bittersweet moment. Here are pictures of a few of them.

January 2019 - One Patch Renaissance with Reeze Hanson

The meeting started with the usual annoucements and such - see minutes for more details. A reminder was given about Calico Cut-Ups quilt show. It is Friday, February 8th and Saturday, Feb. 9th, 10am - 4pm, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 14700 E. Truman Road, Independence, MO. Admission is free.

Doris Conrad gave a review of the upcoming guild workshops. There are quite a few scheduled this year. Please plan to participate so we can continue having great workshops by the speakers.

During committee reports we had an inpromptu photo session of the group for the webmaven to try her hand at a better collage for the website membership page. (For collage click on the membership tab, but it still needs work.) So many fun snapshots appeared - they are shared here. You can click on a picture to make it larger and to scroll through them all.

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Door Prizes

Of course there were door prizes - our speaker contributed 3 patterns - thanks, Reeze. They were drawn by our fearless leader, Carol.

Of course we had show and tell. For better pictures and more of them, see our Facebook page.

Break was followed by an excellent presentation with both slideshow and quilts. She was accompanied by her husband, the CEO of their company Morning Glory designs (Carries Everything Out). Her presentation was on One Patch Renaissance - the history, the driving principles especially the the geometry of one-patches in terms we could all understand. She then gave a review of the different patches with examples of vintage and current quilts, including ones she sells patterns for.

As she presented, multiple examples of the use of fusible were shown. She will be presenting on the different products at the Quilt Festival . She will also be presenting on Apple Core quilts, Winding Ways, and Electric Quilt 8. Below are some images of quilts / tops she displayed for the group. Click on the image to see it larger and click through the images.

A Workshop with Reeze Hanson followed the meeting.

Christmas program - Churn dash quilts and Christmas dinner

This was the end of the year for the UFO challenge - Willie McCollum won the flying needle award for having 26 of her listed UFOs finished during the year. Honourable mention went to Kerri Booth for finishing 5 of her 6 listed UFOs; Molly Huntley for 7 out of 9, and Ramona Collins for 8 out of 10. Each REPORTED finish gets one ticket in the drawing.

Nancy Greenlaugh won $50 in the drawing.

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Flying Needle award

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$50 award from drawing of finishedUFOs

Totals were given for yearly contributions of community quilts - 82 total quilts with another 6 to still be delived this year. They were given to:

Truman Hospital 55 crib size quilts plus 10 baby afghans - Ozanam 17 twin size quilts - Hillside Nursing Home 7 lap size quilts - Sunflower House 3 large lap quilts to be used for their February auction.

Churn Dash presentation by Candy Hargrove

Our own member Candy Hargrove presented a huge number of churn dash quilts she has made or collected. Some of them are shown below.

Christmas dinner - a catered affair

Doris Carr, member-at-large, and Farilen Coates arranged for dinner to be catered by HyVee, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. It was enjoyed by all.

Of course there was show and tell

See our Facebook page for more pictures.

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And the guild only raffle quilt went to: Lisa White !!!

Great Quilt Show

Our biennial quilt show was held August 24-25, 2018. Please enjoy these images of the fun.

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